Sunday, June 26, 2011

2011 Green Walnut Harvest dedicated to our husband, father & grandfather (Papa)

Our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Paul Dennis Clary III,  passed away on March 17th, just 11 days after my last post.  We have been heartbroken since and miss him terribly.  It has been hard to keep up with emails, website and blog updates, ranch work and everyday life.  The weather was "off" too.  Rain, rain, snow, hail, sun?, more rain, more snow.  Cloudy skies and unsettled weather matched the way we've been feeling.  Just two weeks ago, we still weren't sure if we'd have a harvest this year.

But then the sun came out, the leaves grew and the tiny little walnut wannabees appeared to soak up the sun.  We began harvesting this weekend.

We dedicate this harvest to the man that loved this ranch so.  He's the reason we have this piece of heaven for if he hadn't loved it, farmed it with care and dedication, we wouldn't have it to love.  We think of him every time we look at the sky, the trees, the tractors, the barn, and his "new" tool benches.  What a great example to us all.  A stand up honest man, a good farmer,  a caring veterinarian, a loving husband, father and Papa.  Sure miss you, Dad.


  1. My condolences to your family. I've just received my shipment of walnuts (thank you!) and I look forward to trying out new recipes.

  2. Hi Anna,
    Glad that they arrived safely. Please let us know about your culinary adventures!
    Thanks also for your kind words. I know Dad is looking down happy!
    Christie Clary